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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 9th March

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (394)

  • Travel Strong says:

    HGI Snowdonia appear to have pushed back their opening to 17th May. They have not yet cancelled my earlier bookings, but its no longer bookable online until then.

    The property is in wales so the ambiguous English gov 17th May date is not directly applicable, but no doubt many guests would be travelling from England.

    • MilesOnPoint says:

      Looks like a great property, well located for outdoor activities and a solid looking spa too. Let us know how it is if you end up staying in May/June

  • ashish says:

    Yes, can’t do Manufacture Spend through Nation savings and investments anymore.

    We need a new route. was good for my IHG points, wish I had Hilton Card too.

    Also HSBC need more routes, post office didnt work

    • Ben says:

      Comments like this is what shuts down MS.

      • Lady London says:

        Did you just say “blurt” ?

      • Tyler Durden says:

        no it was the hundreds if not thousands of comments on this site about bendy to ernie encouraging people to pour funds into such schemes that shuts down MS…

        • KBuffett says:

          I actually don’t think it was. But people will always think this. There’s an issue with the 3DS. If NSI has closed it, the error would present itself earlier in the transaction.
          But as I said, people will think what they want and are happy for them to learn about such things but not form others to. Human nature

  • Matty says:

    Does spending over £12k on the HSBC Premiere World Elite credit card get you 40 000 points every year after the first year – so second, third and fourth years etc.?

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